Are you getting enough calcium? Only 35% of American adults consume the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium. Learn more about calcium, vitamin D, lactose intolerance, and how to reach your recommended daily goal without overdoing calcium!
The Bone-Healthy Way of Life and Exercise
Staying fit and protecting your bones is part of healthy aging. Exercise and activity can be a natural part of your daily routine. So choose the right exercises for you and enjoy the benefits.
A Healthy Path to Improving Strength and Balance
This exercise plan will help improve balance, increase hip strength, and improve your range of motion. Stay strong and healthy and reduce your chance of falls.
Adults over age 45 who break a bone with little injury are at greater risk of breaking a bone again.
This guide will help you make the most of your recovery, get you back in action, and improve your bone health to prevent future fractures.
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Osteoporosis is a serious disease caused by bone loss. Bone loss can lead to fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Not all of its causes are known. However, if you have certain risk factors, you have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis.
The amount of weight bearing that causes a response from the bone is called “osteogenic loading” because it takes a certain “load” to stimulate the bone-building cells. In contrast, “unloading” the bones from prolonged bed rest or space travel can result in loss of bone density. While normal daily activities are sufficient to prevent the harmful effects of unloading, significant “loading” appears to be required to increase bone mineral density.
Athletic Energy Deficit (AED) is a gap in energy. AED results when sustained activity (energy output) is not balanced with a proportional increase in nutrition (energy input). AED often develops when there is pressure to change eating habits, particularly in some sports where a low body weight is encouraged.
The PARS stress fracture (spondylolysis) usually occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine) and results from repetitive hyperextension (bending backwards) and rotation activities. This fracture is often considered an “overuse injury.”
Athletes who participate in sports or activities that involve twisting movements and backward bending are more likely to experience a PARS stress fracture. The PARS stress fracture is estimated to occur in 30% of young athletes.